10 Top Selling Fete Food Ideas
I’m not claiming to be an expert at selling yummies at School Fete’s, but I sure know what people like!. This one’s from a mum and a buyer point of view and from someone who has visited sooo many fetes and fairs because… I have kids. These are the foods that sell like crazy and are a great hit for everyone!
Most schools do have a nut-free policy but fetes are different, and if you are permitted – Peanut Brittle is a real winner – especially with the Dads! Wrap it in small cellophane clear bags and wrap with twine.
Sell Peanut Brittle for $4 per bag
Honeycombs are easy to make and produces a lot in just one go. It’s also a great gift idea!
Sell it for $4 per bag
Fudge is a favourite of many because it makes us remember our childhood. I really don’t know what it’s about but kids and adults love it! We have recipes for loads of different fudges – here are some to try:
Basic Fudge Recipes:
Chocolate Fudge Recipes:
Traditional Fudge Recipes:
Fancy Fudge Recipes:
Sell homemade Fudge for $3 (four small portions)
These cute and dainty marshmallow teacups will grab attention from far away!
Sell them for $2.50 each
Every time I go to a School Fete I end up buying a beautiful homemade cake to take home – and scoff! This is a great money maker too as you can charge a substantial amount more for a whole cake than just small packets of smaller fete fair. Ask the parent’s at your school to bake their specialty – box it up and sell them at the door!
Great whole cakes that will sell fantastically well at School Fete’s include:
- Whole Orange Cake
- Homemade Lemon and Coconut Cake
- Rosie’s Moist Custard Cake
- Moist Chocolate Cake
- Strawberry Bread
- Condensed Milk Chocolate Cake
- Traditional Date and Walnut Roll
- Sour Cream Passionfruit Cake
Homemade Lemon and Coconut Cake – Always a winner at School Fete’s!
This one’s a favourite fete treat and popular among the kids. Sell it at the food fair and you’re gonna get sold out!
Sell it for $4 for four pieces
Buttery, delicious and mouth-watering! Shortbread is great for school fetes as it lasts really well and is popular for the grown-ups!
Sell them for $1 for 2 large biscuits.
Some different recipes for Shortbread include:
Toffee Apples are always a winner at fetes. They are easy for the kids to hold and eat and are easily transportable. Choose small green apples (red ones tend to bruise easily). They can be made a day or two out (keep them cold if the weather is warm). You can buy Toffee Apple sticks at most packaging suppliers, but if you don’t want to make the big ones, just use paddle pop sticks.
I usually make a huge batch of the really small apples for little kids (and sell them for $2 each) – and then the larger Granny Smith apples for grown-ups for $3.50 each. I’ve never ever had any left!
9. A Selection of Gooey Slices
Like taking home whole cakes – a box of homemade slices go a really long way! Here are some of the best ones to sell! A cake box full of ‘Gooey Slices’ can sell for $8 – $10! Better yet – mix and match the different slices for an ‘Assorted Box’.
- The Original Clinker Slice
- Traditional Ginger Crunch Slice
- Baked Oreo Cheesecake Slice
- Chocolate Fudge Slice
- Caramel Slice
- Traditional Vanilla Slice (Or Snot Block’s)
- Mars Bar Slice
- No Bake Lemon and Coconut Slice
- Lattice Cheesecake Slice
- Chocolate Coconut Rough Slice
The Original Clinker Slice – Always a Favourite!
10. Sausage Sizzle
Finally, there is the Sausage Sizzle. Eaten at School Fete’s before Bunning’s made it famous – your customer’s will smell the aroma of sausages before they see you!
Always use a good quality sausage and use plenty of sauce!